Santiago Jose Munoz, M.D.

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  • Associate Professor (PAR) of Medicine

Languages: English, Spanish


Gastroenterology, Liver Disease, Transplant Hepatology more

Research Interests

acute and chronic liver failure; complications of decompensated cirrhosis such as renal dysfunction; coagulopathy; hepatic encephalopathy; ascites; and artificial liver support devices more


Hepatologist Santiago Munoz specializes in liver disease and transplant hepatology. He has extensive experience in this field and has held positions at Jefferson Medical College (now Sidney Kimmel Medical College), Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Temple University hospital and medical school, Einstein Medical Center and Drexel University College of Medicine.

He earned his medical degree from the University of Chile School of Medicine and completed residency and fellowship training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Munoz also performed fellowship training in pharmacology and experimental therapeutics, and hepatology at Johns Hopkins.  

Dr. Munoz has been the medical director of four liver transplant programs in Philadelphia, and he published more than 150 scientific papers, book chapters, reviews and editorials. He often speaks about liver diseases at regional, national and international meetings, and he has trained over 100 liver disease specialists. Dr. Munoz was elected a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, and he has been recognized as a top doctor numerous times by Philadelphia magazine.

Dr. Munoz’s research interests include acute and chronic liver failure, complications of decompensated cirrhosis (renal dysfunction, coagulopathy, hepatic encephalopathy, ascites) and artificial liver support devices. more


  • Associate Professor (PAR) of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Universidad de Valparaiso Chile (1979)


  • Internal Medicine; Facultad De Medicina Universidad De Chile (1981)
  • Internal Medicine; Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals (1985)


  • Gastroenterology; Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals (1988)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology) (1989)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (1985)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Transplant Hepatology) (2006)
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